Upcoming Events

Below find a brief description of upcoming events. 

If you would like to have a new event added to our website, email BPCA Admins with the following information:

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2024 National Specialty

September 05, 2024 - September 08, 2024

This years chair is Michele Fitzgerald and our commissioned artwork is by Dale Bernard.


We are excited to be back at Purina Farms! Grooming and Show Ring will be in the Gateway Hall.  Fast Cat, Herding, Farm Dog and ATT will all be located on-site at Purina Farms as well. 

500 Willam Danforth Way, Gray Summit, MO 63039

Fast Cat

There will be 8 Fast Cat runs between Sept 5-8th. The BPCA is sponsoring Sept 5th and the American Beauceron Club is sponsoring the remaining events. You can sign up online through Salty Dogs. Fun runs (practice) will be offered as time permits.  We will be looking for volunteers for Sept 5th to help with FastCat.


Opportunities for beginners to more experienced dogs. There will be herding instinct testing, for dogs with no training and titling in HT, PT and Course A!  Herding is sponsored by American  Beauceron Club (ABC) - Pending Approval.

Farm Dog/ ATT

Farm Dog Certification and AKC Temperament Tests will hopefully be available on Sunday - Pending 

Schedule of Events

(Sign-up Links on the last page)

Thursday - Sept 5th

   FastCat (2) - Sponsored by the BPCA - Will Need Volunteers

   5-7pm Welcome Reception - Host Hotel Pool Lounge - BYOB; Hors d’oeuvres will be provided

Friday - Sept 6th

   FastCat (2)- Sponsored by ABC; Also fun runs following

   Herding (2) - HT & PT  Sheep - Sponsored by ABC - Purina Farms

   Herding Instinct (Sheep) - Sponsored by ABC - Purina Farms

   7pm - AGM Pizza Party  - Host Hotel 

Saturday - Sept 7th

   FastCat (2) - Sponsored by ABC - Purina Farms

   Herding (2) - Course A; Started, Intermediate, Advanced - Sponsored by ABC - Purina Farms

   Sweeps/National Specialty - Foy Trent Superintendent - Purina Farms Event Center/Gateway Hall

   7pm - Judges Dinner/Live Auction - Host Hotel

Sunday - Sept 8th

   FastCat(2) - Sponsored by ABC - Purina Farms

   Farm Dog - Purina Farms - Pending 

   ATT - Purina Farms - Pending


Host Hotel

Holiday Inn Saint Louis West at Six Flags

Reservations: 1-888-HOLIDAY (1-888-465-4329)

Front Desk: 1-636-938-6661 

4901 Six Flags Rd, Eureka, MO 

       Check-in 4PM

       Check-out- 11AM

A block of rooms is available - state you are with The Berger Picard Club.  Fee is 129.95 per night + tax for a standard 2 Queen Room.  All rooms are charged a one-time 35.00 “Show fee” as well.

Other hotels near Purina Farms:

Super 8 by Wyndham Eureka

(636) 938-4368

Pets allowed (extra charge).

America’s Best Inn Eureka

(636) 549-3384

No Pets

Comfort Inn Near Six Flags Pacific

(636) 257-4600

Pets allowed (extra charge).

RV  Reservations

Reservations are taken on a first-come;  first-served basis and are assigned based on length of equipment(rig) and space availability. If confirmed, you will receive an emailed confirmation and a payment link so you can pay at your convenience. Reservations (Handled by Purina Farms)  will respond back to your reservation request within 5-7 business days to let you know whether your reservation is confirmed. Full payment must be received before the space can be finalized. 

Purina Farms offers 2 different RV lots on property:

1) The Full Service Purina Event Center RV lot offers 30 and 50 amp electric, water and sewer.

2) The Electric Only Main Show Field RV lot offers 30 and 50 amp electric.


The nightly charge is $50/night (Row A), $45/night (Row B) and $40/night (Rows C & D) in the Full Service Purina Event Center Lot* and $25 in the Electric Only Main Show Field RV Lot. Full payment by credit card must be received before the space can be finalized. There is no guarantee of site assignment.

Any RVs bigger than 50’ must reserve a spot in the full-service Purina Event Center lot. Max size of RV on property is 55’. Tow vehicles are not factored into the length of the spaces as they must be unhooked.

Spaces are refundable if cancelled more than 3 days out from the arrival date listed on the reservation confirmation.  Otherwise, no refunds will be given. Spaces are non-transferable. 

Please note that RV reservations are only accepted for those entered (or those who have dogs/cats entered) in an event that has contracted a space, which includes overnight camping spots. 

The Purina Farms RV lots are only open to vehicles specifically designed with overnight sleeping accommodations including motorhomes, fifth wheels and travel trailers. 

Quite time in the RV area is from 11:00pm to 6:00am

Making your Reservation

The first night of your overnight camping reservations for the Berger Picard Club of America Nationals must start no earlier than September 4, 2024 and must end by 10am on September 9, 2024. Please email the request 2024 RV BPCA Reservation Form (pdf) to rvparking@purina.nestle.com.  

All requests must be RECEIVED by August 21st, 2024 in order to be considered. If confirmed, you will receive and email confirmation and payment link.

RV Rentals

If you have an RV rental, you must ensure that the RV is dropped off and picked up in accordance with your reservation dates and times. Plan accordingly with the supplier.

Check Out

Checkout time is 6pm. If you depart September 8, 2024

Checkout time is 10am. If you depart September 9, 2024


See Reservation Form for more information; If additional questions,  contact rvparking@purina.nestle.com or (866) 979-2488 with any questions about overnight camping in the Purina Farms RV lots.

SIGN-UP Today!

Fast Cat:

Salty Dog Link - **Closes Aug 22nd

Fun Run sign up will be at the field site;  If questions email Salty Dogs


TBA - Pending Approval - Sponsored by American Beauceron Club (ABC)

National Specialty/Sweeps:

Foy Trent Link - **Closes Aug 21st 


AGM Pizza Party/Judges Dinner:

Dinner Reservation Form **Due Sep 1st 

If questions, email BPCA Admins

RV Reservations:

RV Reservation Form **Due Aug 21st

(First-come First-Served basis); If questions, contact Purina at 1-866-979-2488 or email  Purina RV Parking

Catalog Ads:

Catalog Ad Information **Due Aug 21st

If questions, email Marcy Grauerholz 

Volunteers/Auction Item Donation:

Volunteer/Auction Item Donation Form **Due Sep 1st

When you fill out the Auction Item donation form, the address to ship/hand deliver donations are explained. 

If questions, email Michele Fitzgerald

Cash Donations:

Your donations to the 2024 BPCA National Specialty  will help offset our club costs to host this event. Here is the link If you wish to donate ONLINE (PayPal/Venmo) OR checks can be mailed to Bill Szlinis 7434 Brunswick CT, Washington, MI 48095

Specialty Merchandise: 

Don't forget to pick up your merchandise prior to nationals!

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